Peter Sellars’ playlist and the 10 best new releases in the October issue of Songlines (#87)

Posted on August 30th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

The October 2012 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from August 31 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by contemporary theatre and opera director, Peter Sellars.

The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Kinshasa collective Staff Benda Bilili; French fusionists Lo’Jo; Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart; Thai 70s golden era fiddler Thonghuad Faited; late Malian guitarist Zani Diabaté & Les Héritiers; and US folk veteran Tom Paley’s Old-Time Moonshine Revue, among others.

Pick up your copy here on the website, at selected WHSmith’s and at all good record retailers. Feast your ears on these all-new tracks:

* Staff Benda Bilili ‘Libala Ya Mungwa’ on Crammed
* Lo’Jo ‘Deux Bâtons’ on World Village
* Le Vent du Nord ‘Toujours Amants’ on Borealis Records
* Tom Paley’s Old-Time Moonshine Revue ‘Roll On, Roll On’ on Hornbeam
* Karine Polwart ‘King of Birds’ on Hegri Music
* Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis ‘Anamesa Nissirou’ on Riverboat Records
* Zani Diabaté & Les Héritiers ‘Mali Yafa’ on Sterns Music
* Thonghuad Faited ‘Eua Aree See Sor’ on EM Records
* Caroline Herring ‘Black Mountain Lullaby’ on Signature Sounds
* The Touré-Raichel Collective ‘Touré’ on Cumbancha

Plus Peter Sellars’ playlist:

* Homayun Sakhi ‘Kataghani’ on Smithsonian Folkways
* Waldemar Bastos ‘Sofrimento’ on Luaka Bop
* Mulatu Astatké ‘Motherland’ on Strut
* Sahab Mezhidov ‘Daimokh’ on Topic
* Rokia Traoré ‘Tounka’ on Nonesuch

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